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I am a

Response Number of responses Percentage of total
Female 2614 58.77
Male 1834 41.23
Total 4448 100 %

My age

ResponseMen CountMen PercentWomen CountWomen PercentTotal countTotal Percent
17 or less 163 3.66 % 294 6.61 % 457 10.27 %
18 - 19 182 4.09 % 265 5.96 % 447 10.05 %
20 - 24 340 7.64 % 520 11.69 % 860 19.33 %
25 - 29 267 6.00 % 320 7.19 % 587 13.20 %
30 - 34 157 3.53 % 224 5.04 % 381 8.57 %
35 - 39 126 2.83 % 169 3.80 % 295 6.63 %
40 - 44 143 3.21 % 150 3.37 % 293 6.59 %
45 - 49 139 3.12 % 158 3.55 % 297 6.68 %
50 - 54 118 2.65 % 182 4.09 % 300 6.74 %
55 - 59 102 2.29 % 158 3.55 % 260 5.85 %
60+ 97 2.18 % 174 3.91 % 271 6.09 %
Total   1834 41.23 2614 58.77 4448 100%


My marital status is...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Single 1491 33.86 % 1990 45.19 % 3481 79.04 %
Married 139 3.16 % 152 3.45 % 291 6.61 %
Widowed 24 0.54 % 104 2.36 % 128 2.91 %
Divorced with annulment 83 1.88 % 180 4.09 % 263 5.97 %
Divorced without annulment 76 1.73 % 165 3.75 % 241 5.47 %
Total   1813 41.17 % 2591 58.83 % 4404 100 %


I am:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Roman Catholic 1600 36.36 % 2173 49.38 % 3773 85.73 %
Eastern Catholic 23 0.52 % 20 0.45 % 43 0.98 %
Becoming a Catholic 94 2.14 % 137 3.11 % 231 5.25 %
Not a Catholic 96 2.18 % 258 5.86 % 354 8.04 %
Total   1813 41.20 % 2588 58.80 % 4401 100 %


Please indicate your current educational status.

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
I am currently in high school/secondary school or working on a General Equivalency Diploma or Genera 238 5.46 % 347 7.97 % 585 13.43 %
I have a high school diploma/secondary certificate or other equivalency (but no further formal educa 274 6.29 % 266 6.11 % 540 12.40 %
I am currently in college, university, or technical school (or have completed courses toward a degre 382 8.77 % 585 13.43 % 967 22.20 %
I have a university, college, or associate/technical degree. 898 20.62 % 1365 31.34 % 2263 51.96 %
Total   1792 41.15 % 2563 58.85 % 4355 100 %


I am drawn to living in the following community type(s):

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Apostolic/Evangelical 1167 13.82 % 1523 18.04 % 2690 31.86 %
Monastic 891 10.55 % 982 11.63 % 1873 22.19 %
Cloistered/semi-cloistered 583 6.91 % 1056 12.51 % 1639 19.41 %
Missionary 859 10.18 % 1381 16.36 % 2240 26.53 %
Total   3500 41.46 % 4942 58.54 % 8442 100 %


I would like to enter a community in which a habit or distinctive religious garb is... (Note)Some communities have members that wear habits all the time as well as members who never wear habits. So be sure to research a matching organization thoroughly before discounting it as not offering what you're seeking.

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Worn (some or all of the time) 1347 30.45 % 1828 41.32 % 3175 71.77 %
Not worn 423 9.56 % 826 18.67 % 1249 28.23 %
Total   1770 40.01 % 2654 59.99 % 4424 100 %


I am drawn to living...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
alone (while connected to a larger community) 827 11.34 % 882 12.10 % 1709 23.44 %
in a group of 2 or 3 649 8.90 % 818 11.22 % 1467 20.12 %
in a group of 4 to 7 682 9.35 % 1092 14.98 % 1774 24.33 %
in a group of 8 or more 875 12.00 % 1467 20.12 % 2342 32.12 %
Total   3033 41.59 % 4259 58.41 % 7292 100 %


I would like to join a community that prays together...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
two or more times a day 854 15.22 % 1277 22.76 % 2131 37.99 %
daily 972 17.33 % 1437 25.61 % 2409 42.94 %
several times a week 475 8.47 % 595 10.61 % 1070 19.07 %
Total   2301 41.02 % 3309 58.98 % 5610 100 %


I am drawn to the following prayer styles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Rosary 1125 8.40 % 1591 11.88 % 2716 20.28 %
Liturgy of the Hours 982 7.33 % 1284 9.59 % 2266 16.92 %
Daily Mass 1377 10.28 % 1942 14.50 % 3319 24.78 %
Eucharistic Adoration 1103 8.24 % 1650 12.32 % 2753 20.55 %
Faith Sharing / Lectio Divina 912 6.81 % 1428 10.66 % 2340 17.47 %
Total   5499 41.06 % 7895 58.94 % 13394 100 %


I pray...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
occasionally 245 5.93 % 291 7.04 % 536 12.98 %
once or twice a day 669 16.19 % 1061 25.68 % 1730 41.88 %
more than two times a day 768 18.59 % 1097 26.56 % 1865 45.15 %
Total   1682 40.72 % 2449 59.28 % 4131 100 %


I have been considering religious life or the priesthood for...

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Just beginning 305 7.43 % 711 17.33 % 1016 24.76 %
1 year 179 4.36 % 337 8.21 % 516 12.58 %
2 years 174 4.24 % 225 5.48 % 399 9.72 %
3 years 170 4.14 % 187 4.56 % 357 8.70 %
4 years 96 2.34 % 121 2.95 % 217 5.29 %
5+ years 749 18.25 % 849 20.69 % 1598 38.95 %
Total   1673 40.78 % 2430 59.22 % 4103 100 %


I have done volunteer work and/or gone on retreats of a religious nature.

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1400 34.70 % 2112 52.34 % 3512 87.04 %
No 241 5.97 % 282 6.99 % 523 12.96 %
Total   1641 40.67 % 2394 59.33 % 4035 100 %


Have you participated in a formal discernment process?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes, I have participated in a formal discernment process. 464 11.69 % 410 10.33 % 874 22.02 %
No, I have not participated in a formal discernment process. 1149 28.94 % 1947 49.04 % 3096 77.98 %
Total   1613 40.63 % 2357 59.37 % 3970 100 %


I am exploring the following vocations and/or lifestyles:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Sister 6 0.07 % 2287 27.37 % 2293 27.44 %
Brother 1009 12.08 % 8 0.10 % 1017 12.17 %
Deacon 415 4.97 % 32 0.38 % 447 5.35 %
Lay Ministry/Associate/Service Program 416 4.98 % 761 9.11 % 1177 14.09 %
Priest-Order 1102 13.19 % 28 0.34 % 1130 13.52 %
Priest-Diocesan 758 9.07 % 21 0.25 % 779 9.32 %
Secular Institute/Consecrated Life 478 5.72 % 918 10.99 % 1396 16.71 %
Other 51 0.61 % 66 0.79 % 117 1.40 %
Total   4235 50.68 % 4121 49.32 % 8356 100 %


Are you free of debt?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Yes 1088 26.40 % 1582 38.39 % 2670 64.79 %
No 547 13.27 % 788 19.12 % 1335 32.40 %
Other 48 1.16 % 68 1.65 % 116 2.81 %
Total   1683 40.84 % 2438 59.16 % 4121 100 %


In what languages are you proficient?

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
English 1558 26.11 % 2325 38.97 % 3883 65.09 %
Spanish 339 5.68 % 468 7.84 % 807 13.53 %
French 130 2.18 % 240 4.02 % 370 6.20 %
Portuguese 41 0.69 % 29 0.49 % 70 1.17 %
Italian 67 1.12 % 55 0.92 % 122 2.04 %
Amer. Sign Lang. 10 0.17 % 45 0.75 % 55 0.92 %
Arabic 12 0.20 % 9 0.15 % 21 0.35 %
Bangla 2 0.03 % 2 0.03 % 4 0.07 %
Chinese 18 0.30 % 27 0.45 % 45 0.75 %
Creole 4 0.07 % 6 0.10 % 10 0.17 %
Filipino 32 0.54 % 40 0.67 % 72 1.21 %
Flemish 9 0.15 % 8 0.13 % 17 0.28 %
German 72 1.21 % 103 1.73 % 175 2.93 %
Greek 9 0.15 % 8 0.13 % 17 0.28 %
Hmong 0 0.00 % 1 0.02 % 1 0.02 %
Hungarian 7 0.12 % 6 0.10 % 13 0.22 %
Japanese 11 0.18 % 10 0.17 % 21 0.35 %
Korean 3 0.05 % 12 0.20 % 15 0.25 %
Lithuanian 3 0.05 % 5 0.08 % 8 0.13 %
Polish 13 0.22 % 20 0.34 % 33 0.55 %
Russian 16 0.27 % 13 0.22 % 29 0.49 %
Tagalog 33 0.55 % 33 0.55 % 66 1.11 %
Vietnamese 7 0.12 % 10 0.17 % 17 0.28 %
Other 39 0.65 % 56 0.94 % 95 1.59 %
Total   2435 40.81 % 3531 59.19 % 5966 100 %


I am interested in pursuing the following ministries or volunteer activities in the future:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Education 1003 5.37 % 1343 7.19 % 2346 12.57 %
Preaching 845 4.53 % 519 2.78 % 1364 7.31 %
Retreat work 826 4.42 % 1357 7.27 % 2183 11.69 %
Parish 909 4.87 % 928 4.97 % 1837 9.84 %
Prison ministry 498 2.67 % 597 3.20 % 1095 5.87 %
Prayer 983 5.27 % 1436 7.69 % 2419 12.96 %
Youth/campus ministry 704 3.77 % 1157 6.20 % 1861 9.97 %
Social Service 654 3.50 % 1046 5.60 % 1700 9.11 %
Healthcare 412 2.21 % 707 3.79 % 1119 5.99 %
Foreign missions 595 3.19 % 922 4.94 % 1517 8.13 %
Manual labor 535 2.87 % 627 3.36 % 1162 6.22 %
Other 29 0.16 % 37 0.20 % 66 0.35 %
Total   7993 42.81 % 10676 57.19 % 18669 100 %


I have received the following religious training:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Catholic school 749 24.05 % 1065 34.20 % 1814 58.25 %
Theological school 188 6.04 % 160 5.14 % 348 11.18 %
CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) 265 8.51 % 437 14.03 % 702 22.54 %
Other 91 2.92 % 159 5.11 % 250 8.03 %
Total   1293 41.52 % 1821 58.48 % 3114 100 %


I have been involved in the following ministries or volunteer activities in the past five years:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Education 552 5.67 % 856 8.79 % 1408 14.45 %
Preaching 250 2.57 % 173 1.78 % 423 4.34 %
Retreat work 376 3.86 % 626 6.43 % 1002 10.29 %
Parish 620 6.36 % 851 8.74 % 1471 15.10 %
Prison ministry 77 0.79 % 87 0.89 % 164 1.68 %
Prayer 678 6.96 % 997 10.24 % 1675 17.20 %
Youth/campus ministry 459 4.71 % 787 8.08 % 1246 12.79 %
Social Service 351 3.60 % 445 4.57 % 796 8.17 %
Healthcare 171 1.76 % 305 3.13 % 476 4.89 %
Foreign missions 89 0.91 % 182 1.87 % 271 2.78 %
Manual labor 332 3.41 % 375 3.85 % 707 7.26 %
Other 36 0.37 % 66 0.68 % 102 1.05 %
Total   3991 40.97 % 5750 59.03 % 9741 100 %


I have worked in the following areas:

Response Men Count Men Percent Women Count Women Percent Total count Total Percent
Business 513 7.63 % 624 9.28 % 1137 16.91 %
Education/Training 548 8.15 % 858 12.76 % 1406 20.92 %
Healthcare 254 3.78 % 500 7.44 % 754 11.22 %
Nonprofit, social work 453 6.74 % 669 9.95 % 1122 16.69 %
Technical, mechanical, electrical work 261 3.88 % 147 2.19 % 408 6.07 %
Law enforcement, military 151 2.25 % 73 1.09 % 224 3.33 %
Legal work 90 1.34 % 135 2.01 % 225 3.35 %
Ministry (religious) 151 2.25 % 144 2.14 % 295 4.39 %
Ministry (lay) 398 5.92 % 565 8.41 % 963 14.33 %
Other 77 1.15 % 111 1.65 % 188 2.80 %
Total   2896 43.08 % 3826 56.92 % 6722 100 %